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Scientists Develop Groundnut Resistant to Aflatoxin

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The discovery has the potential to drastically improve food safety and reduce losses caused by the contamination from the poisonous carcinogen, aflatoxin.
1-Nov-2017 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers

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The Danforth Center is applying CRISPR-Cas technology to staple food crops such as cassava and sorghum to produce planting materials with improved disease resistance, nutritional value and enhanced resilience to biotic stresses.
17-Oct-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Science Foundation Funds Multi-Institutional Project to Improve Harvests of One of the Most Important Crops in U.S. Agriculture

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The collaborative project brings together expertise in molecular genetics, developmental genomics and statistics to meet the food and fuel demands of a growing population.
11-Oct-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

U.S. Department of Energy Awards Danforth Center $16M to Enhance Sorghum for Bioenergy

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This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant sorghum lines, addressing DOE's mission in the generation of renewable energy resources.
2-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Study Lays Foundation of Multi-Environment Quantitative Studies

In a paper published today in PLOS Genetics researchers conducted a high-throughput phenotyping experiment to map genes that regulate plant height in the model bioenergy grass Setaria.
10-Jul-2017 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Edison Agrosciences Licenses Technology From the Danforth Center

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Edison Agrosciences has licensed technology from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to enhance its ability to identify high-value gene candidates to improve natural rubber content in crops.
19-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Scientists Discover Gene that Influences Grain Yield

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Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have discovered a gene that influences grain yield in grasses related to food crops.
18-Apr-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Danforth Center Scientist Receives Awards From American Society of Plant Biologists

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ASPB named Blake Meyers, Ph.D. as the recipient of the Charles Albert Shull Award for outstanding contributions in the field of plant biology.
12-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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